"Mining offers many career opportunities for women" says Eira Thomas

Published: 10/07/2014

Eira Thomas, President and CEO of Kaminak Gold, tells Vancouver Sun that there are great career opportunities for women in the mining sector. Thomas led the field exploration team that discovered Diavik in the Northwest Territories, Canada’s second diamond mine and one of the world’s richest.

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Great to see someone so recognised in the Canadian mining sector encouraging women! Pity it is so short. It would have been nice to hear her elaborate on the topic.

I decided to look up Kaminak Gold. Does having a female CEO translate into more female professionals at the top?
On the board she is the only one. Management features Eira and two more: Brenda Nowak is Corporate Secretary and Allison Armstrong is Director of Lands & Development.
I haven’t been able to find out what the percentage of female employees is and I haven’t found anyone new outside of the already mentioned on LinkedIn. So answer is probably no in this instance